We don’t just train to tame the seas, we take the painstaking time and effort to build our coastal fleet to suit our particular needs.
Head coach & club president Michael Knowles descends from a long and storied line of shipwrights, boat-builders and watermen. Historically, our club home location “The Ferry” was for many years the hub of boat-building of the Native Bahamian racing sloops.
Part of Michael’s personal and by extension our club’s mission is to pass on as many of these skills to younger Exumians. In the process, our junior crew develops a strong sense of purpose and ownership in the club. They can all proudly look at the workhorses of our club fleet and say they built it.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
TAKE OWNERSHIP IN THE CLUB
DEVELOP PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS
A PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER THAN SELF.
When your taking some bare materials and transforming them into a functioning, capable vessel… you have to throw aside your ego and work together as a unit.
The SRC C1x was designed by Head Coach Michael Knowles to facilitate a cheaper way to build out the club fleet and take advantage of the explosive growth in the Coastal Rowing discipline. Whereas a boat from a major manufacturer can cost many thousands of dollars, the SRC C1x can be fully built from 4 sheets of marine grade plywood at a fraction of the cost.
Check out the galleries below to see how our projects; now on its second Generation have progressed!
- Meets FISA safety & design specs
- Composite sandwich construction
- BS 1088 Okume Mahogany Plywood
- Stitch & Glue Construction
- 4 water tight bulkheads
- 14’6″ LOA, 2’4″ Beam
- Hard chine shape increases stability
- Perfect learning platform for new coastal rowers
- Able to hit olympic racer speeds in a surfing environment
Perfect craft for introducing new communities to Coastal Rowing